Gatchalian to refile SIM card registration bill, eyes separate discussion on social media

MANILA, Philippines — If reelected in the Senate, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Monday vowed to refile the SIM Card Registration Bill and seek a separate discussion on mandatory social media registration.

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier vetoed the measure because of the inclusion of the social media registration which Malacañang said was not part of the original version of the bill and had not been discussed thoroughly.

“Ito ang isa sa mga una kong ihahain ‘pag tayo ay nakabalik sa Senado,” Gatchalian, who authored Senate Bill No. 176 or an Act Requiring The Registration Of All Users of Pre-Paid SIM Cards, said in a statement.

(This is one of the first measures that I will file if I get reelected in the Senate.)

“Pero ihihiwalay ko ang panukala para sa social media para mas malalim at mas komprehensibo ‘yung detalye pagdating sa pagmamandato nito.”

MANILA, Philippines — If reelected in the Senate, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Monday vowed to refile the SIM Card Registration Bill and seek a separate discussion on mandatory social media registration.

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier vetoed the measure because of the inclusion of the social media registration which Malacañang said was not part of the original version of the bill and had not been discussed thoroughly.ADVERTISEMENT

READ: Duterte vetoes SIM Card Registration bill

“Ito ang isa sa mga una kong ihahain ‘pag tayo ay nakabalik sa Senado,” Gatchalian, who authored Senate Bill No. 176 or an Act Requiring The Registration Of All Users of Pre-Paid SIM Cards, said in a statement.

(This is one of the first measures that I will file if I get reelected in the Senate.)

“Pero ihihiwalay ko ang panukala para sa social media para mas malalim at mas komprehensibo ‘yung detalye pagdating sa pagmamandato nito.”UnmuteDuration 1:44/Current Time 0:18Advanced SettingsFullscreenPauseUp Next

(But I will separate a proposal for social media so we can have thorough and more comprehensive details when it comes to mandatory registration).

“Aminado ako na ang social media ay nagagamit ngayon sa maraming hindi magagandang bagay. Unang una, yung mga troll, ako mismo nabiktima. Aatakihin ka at sisirain ang puri mo,” he further said.

(Admittedly, social media today is being used negatively. First of all, the trolls — I have been a victim of them myself. They will attack you and defame you.)

Gatchalian underscored the need to separate the legislation on social media “after a more thorough and comprehensive discussion.”

For one, the senator noted that the scope of social media is broad.

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